Archive for May 23rd, 2018

Elections: the Yahapalanists’ true fear

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking to the media at the Finance Ministry on Tuesday (May 22), stated that knowing well the crimes committed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he is in fact frightened of the former defence secretary. That’s political-speak, obviously. Mangala, after all, was never scared of the LTTE, was never […]

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SLFP breakaway group pledge support to JO

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror The 16-member Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) group that broke away from the government called on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today and pledged to cooperate with the joint opposition in the future political matters. MP Dayasiri Jayasekara told Daily Mirror that he and his colleagues had expressed their willingness to […]

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British rugger players death: Police question trishaw drivers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Darshana Sanjeewa Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Fort Police questioned several trishaw drivers in connection with the deaths of two British rugger players, after a visit to a nightclub in Colombo. Police are hoping to identify and arrest the trishaw driver, who is believed to have given brown sugar narcotics to the ruggerites, while they were […]

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By the end of 2017, China has invested $15 bln worth of infrastructure projects in SL, says envoy

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 23 (newsin.asia) – China, on Wednesday said that as of the end of 2017, Chinese companies had completed more than US 15 billion dollars worth of infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and made great contributions to the economic and social development of the island country. China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng […]

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Clutching FTA crutches

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island May 23, 2018, 10:15 pm The yahapalana government is apparently labouring under the delusion that a sure-fire way of propping up the ailing economy is to ink free trade agreements (FTAs) with as many countries as possible. Its desperation seems to know no bounds. It came to power, promising to perform economic […]

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Docs declare war on foreign funded civil society groups

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Alleging that civil society groups were a threat to the country, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has declared war on Purawesi Balaya and National Movement for a Just Society (NMJS). They played a pivotal role in January 2015 campaign to oust the Rajapaksa administration. GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge […]

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SILENCE REQUESTED

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER Luckily or unluckily, Pakistan’s is one of those few countries where you can say and write whatever you like and you remain safe until unless the person you talk about takes your words serious. Some people may say that things were quite different almost ten to fifteen years back when the electronic media […]

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Special Tamil Problems, So called Tamil Politicians and Choice for Tamil Masses

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Nimal Tissa Wijetunga The more the Tamil politicians talk about, commemoration of war dead in the North, more they talk about Tamil Elam, more they talk about separatist agenda, more you talk against Buddhism and more you talked about Tamil Genocidal Day, do not expect any reconciliation with the Majority and by doing so, the […]

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A country divided over eradication of terrorism!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF) celebrated Sri Lanka’s triumph over terrorism in May, 2009 with a public gathering in Dubai. Former Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohina addressed the gathering. On the invitation of the GSLF, Mrs S.G Juliet, mother of Corporal Gamini Kularatne of the Sixth Battalion of the Sinha Regiment […]

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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Challenges China, India and the Indian Ocean Part III

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By Dr. Palitha Kohana Courtesy The Island India maintains a base in the Seychelles and has concluded an agreement to build an airstrip and a sophisticated “monitoring station” at a cost of US$45million. It has also signed a Bilateral Agreement for Navy Cooperation with Singapore that provides Indian Navy ships temporary deployment facilities and logistics support […]

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දහම් බේබිගේ පුංචි පැල්පත

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

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7 Really Gross Reasons to Never Eat Meat Again

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By: Judy M. Courtesy care2.com Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on September 26, 2013. You know the statistics that eating red meat will take years off your life, and you’ve probably heard of pink slime. If, for some reason, you’re still hesitating, here are seven reasons why you might want to think twice before eating your next steak. 1. SUPERBUGS Thinking about turkey […]

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දහම් ගැන කතකොලොත් web තහනම්, මෛත්‍රී වෙබ් දෙකක් තහනම කරයි

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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